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Maia Rayton
Levels and Subjects I Teach -KS1, KS2 English/Literacy -GCSE English Literature and Language Exam Board Experience -AQA -Edexcel Languages -English SEND experience -ADHD -Autism Preferred Student Age Group - Primary/GCSE, preferably ages 6-16 Hi! I'm a Vocal Studies and Performance Student in Manchester. I have an A Level in English and an A Level in Music and am really excited to share my knowledge with new students. I love to sing and have fun with my friends. I have a younger sister and always used to help her with her schoolwork so I have experience assisting the younger ones with their work.
English, Other
Kirstie Rickman
Hello, my name is Kirstie and I have been teaching for 18 years. I have spent time both in British secondary schools and in schools in Vietnam and Singapore. My main subject and passion is the study of History and I can teach this from Key Stage 3 all the way up to A-Level. My favourite period is the Tudors and I particularly enjoy the stories of the women of this time. I also tutor KS3 English and GCSE English Language and English Literature and am very familiar with both AQA and Edexcel exam boards. I also have experience teaching Geography up to GCSE and find the two subjects actually quite complement each other with many of the themes over-lapping. I discovered a love for geography from my love of the great outdoors – I would often find myself on the top of a mountain admiring glacial landscapes and wondering how all the features were formed. This in turn links to my philosophy for education: I believe education should be a journey of discovery that allows the learner to move forwards with their knowledge and understanding of the world around them without putting them under so much pressure that they don’t enjoy it. I believe that effort is necessary in order to be successful, but that learning should not be a struggle or something that is dreaded. I am here to help students achieve their goals and become successful members of their community. In my spare time I enjoy running and drinking coffee with friends. I have 2 cats and have been married for almost 7 years. I am currently learning French in order to pursue my dream of moving to France to start a new life on the continent.
English, History, Humanities
Sarah Doran
Primary: 11+, Maths, English Secondary: English, Maths GCSE: English Language, English Literature, Maths, Sociology, Psychology, Law A-Level: English Language, English Literature, Law, Sociology, Psychology University Level: Law Exam Board Experience: WJEC / AQA / OCR / EDUQAS Experience With: KS2 / KS3 / GCSE / Welsh schooling system Languages: English Preferred student age group: Primary and GCSE Level
11+, English, Law, Maths (lower level), Maths (upper level), Other, Social Studies
Wafiya Noushad
Level and subjects I teach: GCSE: mathematics, chemistry (grade 8s achieved in both) A level: mathematics (A* achieved in 2023 with 87 percent average), english literature Exam board experience: GCSE edexcel mathematics, OCR a level english literature, edexcel a level maths For A level English literature I did the following texts: The Grapes of Wrath, The Great Gatsby (for paper 2) and A doll's House, The Merchant's Prologue and Tale (for paper 1). I achieved a grade A in OCR A level english literature this year (2023) Languages: english (fluent) Preferred age group: GCSE, A level Having achieved the top grades at GCSE and A level, I am happy to help students do the same. My hobbies include badminton, running and dancing!
Chemistry, English, Maths (lower level)
Lloyd Hargreaves
I am a certified TESOL teacher who studied English at college, and law and business studies at university. I spent three years teaching English in Tokyo, Japan - first for a language school and then in business. Since returning to the UK, I have taught for many different companies and also as a private home tutor. I'm used to teaching adults and children of all ages and am accustomed to working towards examinations. As a tutor, it's important that my student feels comfortable and has confidence in my abilities to help them progress so I have a relaxed manner when teaching but with an eye on reaching targets. So we will look at the areas where you need help, look at your existing approach to learning and work out strategies to get you where you need to be. I enjoy writing and sometimes write content for websites. I'm also great at watching tennis - not so good at playing though. I spent lockdown doing a lot of baking with friends online and caught up on watching some of the films that I'd always been meaning to watch. Now that the world is opening up again, I'm keen to do some travelling and hopefully some watersports - two other passions of mine. I look forward to meeting you, to teaching you and to helping you!
Danyal Qaiser
I am in my third year of university studying law. I am hard working and fun individual. I study English Literature and Law at A level too! I want to provide children with the chance to better their grades so that they don’t have to over stress about education. As a child I wasn’t the brightest of children, but I learned overtime you can do anything with a lot of hard work. I want to support students to the best of my ability so that they can be better. I am looking for primary school students to teach English and Maths to, as well as A Level Law students.
English, Law, Maths (Primary), Maths (lower level), Primary

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How English tutoring improves students' confidence

An online English tutor can be beneficial for many reasons. Tutoring helps students with their English-related skills, such as reading and writing which are fundamental English language skills that are vital throughout school and university - regardless of the subject they're studying.

Students might worry that English tuition will be hard work and boring. However, with an English tutor from GoStudent, online lessons can be tailored to the students' needs. Studying English can really be fun!

A private English tutor can be crucial for students who are studying English (or linguistics). These kinds of online classes teach how the English language is used as well as its history and development. An English tutor can be very beneficial as they provide students with the support they need to get better grades at school or university.

Another benefit of online tutoring is that it helps with vocabulary skills. Learning new words and definitions will help you in any subject, not just English class. Students will be able to communicate their thoughts clearly and confidently with a large vocabulary and mastery of the English language.

To summarise, having an English tutor can help with both English language skills and improving grades. It also helps students understand the English language better which makes it easier for them to learn new words and concepts. Try private English tutoring and look forward to becoming an English expert in no time.

The advantages of studying English

The study of English refers to the study of language and literature. Studying the English language involves more technical aspects such as grammar and vocabulary. Whereas English literature focuses on text analysis and creative writing.

English literature is just as varied as the students who study it. There are a lot of different authors and works that are studied in schools. Some students focus on Shakespeare while others focus on Chaucer or Jane Austen. The best part is, there's something for everyone.

English is one of the most essential subjects in the national curriculum. All students are required to pass English exams at primary while English also makes up one of the three core GCSE subjects.

Studying an undergraduate or master's course in English is also hugely rewarding. Students not only learn a great deal about the English language, they will also be introduced to radically different ways of understanding and explaining the world.

List of benefits of studying English:

  • A broad understanding of English literature as a whole

  • A broad understanding of the English language as a whole

  • Easier to gain work in English related jobs

  • Knowledge and insight into other cultures and worldviews

  • Build academic networks

  • New insight into other disciplines

  • Cultural knowledge and understanding

Apart from broadening cultural and linguistic knowledge, studying English can also open the door to a wide range of career opportunities such as:

  • Teacher

  • Editor

  • Writer or journalist

  • Lawyer

There is an ever growing English teaching job market. There’s potential for people who study English to teach English either at home or even overseas where the demand might be higher than in their home country.

English tuition for primary school

Having a private English tutor at primary school is an excellent way to maintain a good standard of English and prepare for the future. Studying reading and writing will help students with their English language skills in general. Furthermore, learning about different authors and works may very well ignite a passion for reading and creative writing, laying the foundation for studying English at a higher level.

When students are in primary school, English tutors can help them develop their skills and understand the subject more. Pupils can work on English comprehension with an English tutor- which could lead to better results at secondary level, reducing the need for more intense tuition when it comes to exam time.

English exam preparation and English revision classes

GCSE exams are the qualifications students take at the age of 16. GCSE English is considered to provide a solid foundation for studying more advanced humanities courses at a higher level. Some of the skills taught throughout the GCSE course are writing essays, reading comprehension and text analysis.

GCSE English focuses on two different texts and tests students’ understanding of both, as well as their analytical skills. One text is modern, potentially a poem or play from the twentieth century, while the other is an older piece, like Shakespeare or Austen.

The GCSE exam also includes an unseen essay that tests students' ability to write a variety of pieces, such as a persuasive text.

Preparing for the GCSE English exam with a tutor will help students understand the vital elements of essay writing such as structure, language and grammar

If students who study English at GCSE level choose to go on and study English Language & Literature at A-level, it's extremely important for them to achieve a solid GCSE foundation.

A good way to do so is by working together with a tutor. English tutors are a great option for students who want to get ahead in their studies. Not only will they work with a tutor on a one on one basis, they will boost their confidence and passion for the subject.

Beyond GCSE there is of course English A level. The importance of studying English at a higher level should not be underestimated. English skills are used by almost everyone in their day to day life - from communicating with colleagues and authorities, writing formal texts and letters, to expressing yourself effectively, mastery of the English language is a valuable skill.

An English A level is a qualification that focuses on the study of English literature, poetry and drama. It's one of the most popular qualifications studied in schools as it combines literary elements with language study.

English A level is assessed in two parts: coursework and exams. Exams require students to analyse texts, considering things like historical context and the social and moral codes of the era. Many students struggle with these complex texts and themes but help is available. An English tutor can help students develop their skills and knowledge so that they are fully prepared for the exams ahead of time.

English tuition can be useful both for the coursework and the final exam. Here's what English tutors are able to provide:

  • Exam technique training

  • Essay writing practice

  • Speaking, listening and vocabulary development

Online English tutoring at degree level

An English degree is a broad course that covers many different texts and subjects from different periods. It can be studied as an undergraduate or master's degree, and the course includes analysis of the following:

  • Poetry

  • Drama

  • Prose fiction (novels)

  • Non fiction

An English degree also includes the study of linguistics, which is the scientific analysis of language. Students can choose to focus on subjects such as medieval English literature or contemporary English literature as part of the course.

At undergraduate level, there is a large amount of writing involved with each course, and students are required to produce essays of at least 2500 words. The English tutors available with GoStudent are on hand and can help with essay planning and provide further writing support.

There are many different research areas that students can specialize in with an English degree. Some fields of study include literature, linguistics and writing studies.

A list of some of the most popular English research fields include:

  • English and American novels

  • English Renaissance

  • English Victorianism

The best part is, English is a very flexible subject and students can choose what they want to focus on!

In addition, there are many different types of English research areas that students might be interested in. Some fields include literary history; creative writing studies; comparative literature or even linguistics.

At GoStudent we have English tutors available who are qualified and experienced at university level. We have the right tutor for you no matter what your speciality may be.

An online English tutor can also help students discover their own personal interests and create a learning programme that covers any part of the curriculum they feel like they need to focus on. English tutors can also help students understand where their weaknesses are in their written work and help them to improve their writing style.